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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:27 AM

An Introduction to Document Automation

<p><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Tue, Jan 22, 2019</p> <p><strong>Time:</strong>&nbsp;3:00 AM - 4:00 AM GMT</p> <p>What if your contract creation process was more streamlined and reliable?</p> <p>Guest speaker Alistair Maiden, the founder of legal engineering business SYKE, who will be discussing the benefits of document automation, followed by a high-level demonstration of Thomson Reuters Contract Express, a solution that automates and simplifies the drafting of legal documents.</p> <p>Please join us on Tuesday, November 6th at 11:00 AM to learn about intelligent, trusted document automation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Monday, January 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Rules That Agreements Delegating Arbitrability Determinations To Arbitrators Must Be Enforced As Written And Are Not Subject To A “Wholly Groundless” Exception

On January 8, 2019, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Kavanaugh, the United States Supreme Court held that courts must enforce as written

Monday, January 14, 2019 7:00 PM

5 issues to consider before commencing a legal action

Has your business ever faced a dispute with a customer or another business? If you are contemplating issuing court proceedings, are not sure what to

Monday, January 14, 2019 8:52 AM

4th Annual GAR Live Abu Dhabi

<p><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;Tuesday, 5 February 2019</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;Abu Dhabi Global Market Building, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE</p> <p><strong>Program:<br /> 9.00: Welcome coffee and registration</strong></p> <p><strong>9.30: Chairs&rsquo; opening remarks</strong></p> <p>Lara Hammoud, Arbitrator, Senior Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company<br /> Alec Emmerson, Independent Arbitrator</p> <p><strong>9.40: Session one: Claims management in oil and gas infrastructure disputes</strong></p> <p>This session will focus on two issues: firstly, how to avoid claims at the early stages of a construction project in the first place; and secondly, how to best handle claims during performance of the contract to avoid escalation of disputes.</p> <p>Questions they are expected to discuss include:</p> <ul> <li>How do parties know how to select the best contractors?</li> <li>What aspects must be considered when selecting effective FEED consultants?</li> <li>What are the best strategies from both the employer&rsquo;s and contractor&rsquo;s perspective when it comes to how and when to submit a claim?</li> <li>What is the best way for parties to avoid variations?</li> <li>Good faith &ndash; what role does it have to play?</li> </ul> <p>Panellists:<br /> Charlotte Bijlani, Watson Farley &amp; Williams<br /> Julian Haslam-Jones, Director, HKA</p> <p><strong>10.55: Coffee break</strong></p> <p><strong>11.30: Session two: The arbitrators&rsquo; panel: an insight from experienced practitioners</strong></p> <p>During this session we will gather a group of distinguished and reputable arbitrators for a unique discussion on the current hot topics in international arbitration.</p> <p>Panellists:<br /> Michael Black QC, XXIV Old Buildings<br /> Michael Cover, ArbDB Chambers</p> <p><strong>12.45: Networking lunch</strong></p> <p><strong>14.00: Session three: Conflicts of interest and disclosure</strong></p> <p>When it comes to the duty of disclosure what must be considered? What exactly is the scope of soft law and what should be taken into account when it comes to conflicts of interest? Our panel will consider recent case law on these issues and how this looks from the perspectives of arbitral institutions versus parties and practitioners.</p> <p>Panellists:<br /> Sana Belaid, Senior Counsel, Cisco<br /> Mahmood Hussain, Mahmood Hussain Law Firm<br /> Marion Smith QC, 39 Essex Chambers</p> <p><strong>15.15: Coffee break</strong></p> <p><strong>15.45: Session four: Document production &ndash; is it harming arbitration proceedings?</strong></p> <p>Is the outcome of document production generally worth the time and cost incurred? What added value does it provide? Our panellists will discuss tactics and strategies and the challenges that arbitrators face when negotiating these issues.</p> <p>Panellists:<br /> Alain Farhad, Squire Patton Boggs<br /> Akram Abu El Huda, General Counsel and Director of Compliance, CICON<br /> C&eacute;line Abi Habib Kanakri, Baker McKenzie<br /> Kim Rosenberg, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer</p> <p><strong>17.15: Chairs&#39; closing remarks</strong></p> <p>Lara Hammoud, Arbitrator, Senior Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company</p> <p>Alec Emmerson, Independent Arbitrator</p> <p><strong>17.30: Close of conference</strong></p>

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Termijnen voor vernietiging van arbitraal vonnis

De HR beslist dat de twee alternatieve termijnen voor vernietiging van een arbitraal vonnis strikt moeten worden toegepast (art. 1064 lid 3 oud

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

香港的重大突破第三者资助仲裁2月1日起实施

守则和政府公布新修订的仲裁条例“仲裁条例”的执行部分将不再是“在制定中”而是将由2019年2月1日起生效这些修订将为香港仲裁业迎来新

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Arbitral proceedings in Greece

A structured guide to arbitral proceedings in Greece

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Arbitration agreements in Greece

A structured guide to arbitration agreements in Greece

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Arbitration awards in Greece

A structured guide to arbitral awards in Greece

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Arbitration in Greece

A structured guide to arbitration in Greece

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2018: 1 The Impact Of The U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

The first key trend from our 15th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report involves rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the past few years

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Eliminates the "Wholly Groundless" Exception to Arbitration Agreements, Reinforcing the Force of Delegation Provisions

On January 8, 2018, in a unanimous opinion written by Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court ruled that where parties have agreed to

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

CALIFORNIA SNAPSHOT: Check those arbitration agreements in light of SCOTUS decision

California employers should make sure the arbitrator decides on arbitrability. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that when a valid

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Reinforces Enforceability of Delegation Clauses in Arbitration Agreements

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that when an arbitration delegates gateway issues of arbitrability to the arbitator to decide, a

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Hong Kong Court refuses to enforce a Chinese Arbitration Award on public policy grounds

In the case of Z v Y 2018 HKCFI 2342, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance allowed an application resisting enforcement of an award made in China

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Major breakthrough in Hong Kong: Third party funding of arbitration launching 1 February

The Hong Kong Government published its highly anticipated Code of Practice of Third Party Funding of Arbitration ("Code") on 7 December 2018. The Code

Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Finds “Wholly Groundless” Exception in Arbitrability Disputes to be Wholly Groundless

In Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first opinion, Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., 586 U.S. ___ (Jan. 8, 2019), the Supreme Court

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 PM

U.S. Supreme Court’s First Opinion of 2019: Kavanaugh Favours Arbitrators’ Power to Decide Arbitrability

The U.S. Supreme Court’s first opinion of 2019, written by recently appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh, confirms the long-standing support of the Court

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Guidelines for Document Production in China & the CIETAC Guidelines on Evidence

Eventually, civic life requires everyone to produce documents for inspection and approval. As individuals, we need to submit documents in connection

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Enforces Yet Another Arbitration Agreement

The Supreme Court once again has shown its strong preference for enforcing the terms of arbitration agreements as written by the parties. In Henry

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court strengthens enforceability of arbitration provisions

In his first Supreme Court opinion, Justice Kavanaugh, writing for a unanimous court, held that when a contract delegates to arbitrators gateway

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 PM

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects “Wholly Groundless” Exception Which Had Limited Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements

In its first opinion day of 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer & White Sales Inc., strengthening

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 PM

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Federal Courts May Not Address Threshold Arbitrability Issue Where the Parties’ Agreement Delegates That Question to the Arbitrators

On January 8, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., No. 17-1272, 2019 WL 122164 (Jan. 8, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Kavanaugh's First Opinion: In Arbitration Agreements, Delegation Means Delegation

Arbitration frequently comes in two stages. Before an arbitrator decides the merits of the case, there is often a dispute about whether the arbitrator

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:00 PM

An alternative solution: judicial mediation

In line with Lebanon's pro-alternative dispute resolution attitude, a further option in the form of judicial mediation was recently made available to

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:00 PM

SCOTUS Instructs Courts to Enforce Parties’ Agreements with Respect to Arbitrability

Do you know what your arbitration provisions say about arbitrability? If not, now is a good time to review them in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Overturns "Wholly Groundless" Exception to Contractual Delegations of Arbitrability Decisions to Arbitrators

On Jan. 8, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision regarding an important procedural issue under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Turkey: M&A Arbitration

This post is an extract from the first edition of GAR’s The Guide to M&A Arbitration, first published in December 2018. The whole publication is

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:00 PM

The Supreme Court of the United States Unanimously Reaffirms the Court’s Jurisprudence Enforcing Contractual Arbitration Agreements As-Written

In Henry Schein, Inc., et al. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., the Supreme Court of the United States once again rejected efforts to create exceptions

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